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How to unlock vaulted Exotic guns in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Published: 6/Nov/2020 5:22 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 5:23

by Brad Norton


Bungie is vaulting a great deal of older Destiny 2 content with Beyond Light, but you can still get your hands on various Exotics. Here’s how.

With the introduction of Beyond Light, Bungie is overhauling Destiny 2 in a big way. To make way for new destinations, weapons, and experiences, a great deal of older content is being vaulted.

From entire planets to full campaigns, once this content is removed from the game, there won’t be a way to access it again. This also means that old Exotic loot tied to these locations will be vaulted as well. However, there will still be a way to claim vaulted Exotic weapons once Beyond Light launches on November 10.

You’ll no longer need to complete old questlines or travel across destinations to track down odd steps. Instead, things couldn’t be simpler if you want an old Exotic in the future. Here’s what you need to know.

Destiny 2 Exotic engrams
An assortment of Exotic weapons will be vaulted with the release of Beyond Light.

Alongside the launch of the new expansion, the November 10 update will see a few big changes to the Tower as well. One of the biggest standouts is the new Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive.

This particular Archive can be found near your Vault and allows you to purchase vaulted Exotic weapons. From the Rat King to the Whisper of the Worm, plenty of Exotics will only be accessible through this Archive moving forward. Moreover, various Legendary weapons tied to vaulted content can also be claimed here as well.

You’ll need to come with resources at the ready, however. “Players will need Glimmer, destination materials, masterworking materials, and an Exotic Cipher or Ascendant Shard,” Bungie confirmed. It’s not going to be cheap to claim an old weapon, though these prices are set in a way to reflect the efforts of players over the first three years.

If you’re specifically looking for loot tied to vaulted Raids, a brand new currency is up for grabs. Spoils of Conquest will be added to your inventory when completing raids. These can then be used to claim Exotics linked with old Raid activities.

Destiny 2 Tower
The new Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive will appear near your vault in the Tower.

So not all hope is lost if you’re yet to claim various Years 1-3 weapons. Even with the locations and questlines all being locked away, Bungie has implemented a simple and efficient means of grabbing old gear.

It’s a great time to stock up before Beyond Light drops on Nov. 10. Get some Glimmer handy and buy up everything else so that you’re ready to go on day one.


Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 17:12

by Julian Young


Despite the new PVE content released in Beyond Light, the Destiny 2 expansion also led to a delay for the game’s top PVP mode: Trials of Osiris. Originally delayed until November 27, Bungie has once again pushed back the activity’s launch in Beyond Light.

The core of the Destiny franchise has always revolved around one thing: the chase for new loot. Since the release of the original Destiny, developer Bungie has aimed to provide players with interesting and powerful gear to grind for.

While the bulk of content in Destiny has always been PVE-related – Strikes, seasonal activities, and Raids – the franchise has maintained a strong PVP player base as well. For those who spend their time in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris is the top-tier activity to look forward to since its reintroduction in Season of the Worthy.

Following the release of Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s pinnacle PVP activity has now seen not one but two separate delays. The game’s community is once again expressing their frustration with Bungie’s handling of the popular 3v3 mode.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Stasis Subclasses
Destiny 2’s new Stasis subclasses have been giving players headaches in PVP.

Trials of Osiris delayed again

With the release of Beyond Light, developer Bungie introduced Stasis subclasses into Destiny 2. While most players enjoy the new Darkness-based abilities, the game’s PVP community has been less than thrilled with the performance of Stasis in the Crucible.

Bungie’s first official response to Stasis in PVP came when the developer announced the original delay of Trials only two days after Beyond Light’s release. Then, on November 27 – the same day that Trials of Osiris was supposed to make its debut in Beyond Light – Bungie once again announced a delay in the mode’s release via their support account on Twitter.

While Bungie community manager dmg04 indicated the delay was due to another Stasis-related issue, players listed off other potential causes including issues with swords in the Crucible, and even a bug that turn players invisible.

Community frustrated with second delay

For some of the Destiny 2 community, patience has run out since the original delay. Many prominent content creators have expressed their frustration regarding Bungie’s handling of Trials in Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 streamers GernaderJake and Gigz, both of whom participate in Trials of Osiris regularly, voiced their concerns with how Bungie is handling the game’s top PVP activity.

GernaderJake stated his belief that there were better ways for Bungie to address the issues instead of simply disabling Trials of Osiris entirely.

Gigz called out the developer for their lack of attention to PVP – something Bungie has specifically mentioned in the past when discussing their design philosophy in regards to the Crucible.

Although many of the responses were negative, some tried to put a more positive spin on things. Destiny 2 YouTuber KackisHD joked that Bungie continues to delay Trials because the game mode’s reward location – The Lighthouse on Mercury – was vaulted when Beyond Light released.

When is Trials coming to Beyond Light?

While Bungie confirmed a return date for Trials of Osiris after the first delay, the developer did not confirm when the mode would make its return in their announcement on November 27.

Players should keep an eye on Bungie’s social media for further updates on the return of Trials.